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Newsgroups: va-pen.mailing-list.lm_net Path: shoskins From: email@example.com (Sylvia H. Hoskins) Subject: Re: GEN Read a book in an hour? Message-ID: <E3CvKp.36zJ@pen.k12.va.us> Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 00:48:25 GMT References: <E39BG2.9sC@murdoch.acc.Virginia.EDU> Organization: Virginia's Public Education Network We have done this successfully with students. Each reading group is given one chapter to read. Then, beginning with the group with Chapter 1, they identify setting and characters and summarize the plot in that chapter. Then each group follows in chapter order in much the same way. The difficulty is in getting younger students, 4th and 5th, to identify and relate the important plot elements. Sometimes they get bogged down in trying to relate too much detail. It also works better with shorter books which have fewer chapters to start with, sones with simple, easily related plots without too much subplot. --- Sylvia Hoskins "Librarians are ushers through the gateway to knowledge."